Bersih 5 rally set for Nov 19

15 Sep 2016 / 15:37 H.

PETALING JAYA: The next Bersih street rally will be held on Nov 19, said its chairman Maria Chin Abdullah.
She said Bersih 2.0 will launch a nationwide Bersih convoy on Oct 1, which will lead to the Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19.
The flag-off for the convoy will take place simultaneously at Kangar, Johor Baru, Kota Baru, Lumut, Sandakan and Miri on Oct 1," she announced at a media conference today.
The convoy is organised to create a "nationwide conversation" on the issues the country is facing with the current administration.
"The Bersih convoy is estimated to cover 246 cities, towns and villages across Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, and will culminate in the one-day Bersih 5 rally on Nov 19.
"We understand the frustration of Malaysians who have passionately worked for change for many years. We must not give up but continue the struggle for reform, justice and human rights," she said.
When asked if former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would participate in the event, Maria said it is open to all political parties.
Maria added that other parties are free to pursue their own causes as long as it does not disrupt Bersih's stance.
"Other people may have other agendas, but we are unbiased and principled," she said.
Bersih 2.0's tagline this time, "Combine our energy – New Malaysia", also marks the 10th anniversary of the coalition's formation as a people's movement.

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